Brewed with a combination of unmalted wheat and malted barley, Witbier (“white” beer in English) makes its second appearance in the guide. Usually cloudy and very pale to almost white, this generally light-bodied style is fruity and/or spicy and can exhibit aromas and flavors of orange peel and coriander from yeasty esters and/or brewery additions of these ingredients. Witbiers are usually bottle conditioned.
|Taste/Smell||Fruity, Coriander, Orange Peel, Light-bodied|
|Alcohol-by-Volume (ABV) Range||4.8 – 5.2%|
|Popular Examples||Hoegaarden Original White Ale, St Bernardus Witbier, Wittekerke, Allagash White, Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale, Ommegang Witte, Avery White Rascal, Southampton Double White Ale, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly|
|Serving Temperature||Cool, 46-54°|
|Glassware||Pint or nonic, tumbler, beer mug|
|Cheese Pairing Ideas||Feta, Goat Cheese (Chèvre), Mascarpone, Mozzarella|
|Food Pairing Ideas||Salads with light and vinaigrette dressings, light seafood dishes, mussels, sushi, lightly seasoned poultry and apple-glazed pork|